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Stolen hot dog wagon leads to search for repeat auto thief

Special to SEGAZINE

Lawmen are looking for a man suspected in a series of vehicle thefts in Pierce County and twice eluding capture.

Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright says 38-year-old Steven Plyler is a suspect in or has arrest warrants for at least four thefts since Dec. 21. The incidents appear to have happened late at night or early morning on north and south portions of the city.

Plyler is known to have lived on Danny Road off Ga. Highway 121 South, but also frequents Florida, according to investigators. He has a history of robbery, burglary, grand theft auto, battery and fleeing law enforcement, according to a prison inmate profile with the Florida Department of Corrections website.

Wright called Plyler a suspect in a Dec. 21 theft of a fleet Ford F250 from behind the Pierce County Board of Education. The vehicle was taken south on Highway 121 where a hot dog wagon was stolen and attached it to the truck.

A Charlton County deputy spotted reportedly became suspicious after spotting a school system vehicle hauling a hot dog wagon and pursued the truck into Florida, Wright says. Both items were later recovered, but the suspect escaped.

via The Blackshear Times

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